Kickoff Event, Tues. May 22nd, 6-8 pm at Seeds of Literacy, 13825 Kinsman Rd. Cleve. 44120
A place-based writing program that will document, interpret and give voice to the individual and community identities of members of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding neighborhoods on Cleveland's east side. Participants will have an opportunity to write their stories, learn about their neighborhood, and share with their neighbors. Selected pieces will be published and presented at a final reading and celebration.
In partnership with Seeds of Literacy and Neighborhood Connections.
Program Schedule (additional events TBA)
Tues. May 22nd, 6-8 pm: Cleveland Stories project kickoff with Susan Hall and Charlotte Morgan Seeds of Literacy, 13815 Kinsman Rd., Cleve. OH 44120
At this lively, interactive forum, Susan Hall, Director of Community Relations at Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), will give a talk about Mt. Pleasant history, and Charlotte Morgan, a Glenville-based writer and first-year writing instructor at Cleveland State University, will discuss telling personal stories grounded in place. Light refreshments provided.
Tues. June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 10 am - 12 pm: Writing from Real Life with Charlotte Morgan Seeds of Literacy, 13815 Kinsman Rd., Cleve. OH 44120
Over four sessions, participants will delve into their own personal stories through essays and poetry. We’ll cover such topics as how to get started, organizing your ideas, conducting basic research and interviews, getting to the heart of your story, and revision tips to polish your writing. Participants will have a chance to hear each other’s stories and offer helpful, constructive feedback in a group setting. No experience necessary.
Funding and Support
This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.